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Advances in recent decades in the pharmacotherapy of OCD have been quite dramatic and have generated a great deal of excitement for successful treatment of this disorder. What was previously thought to be a rare, psychodynamically laden, and difficult-to-treat illness now appears to have a strong biological component and to respond well to potent serotonin reuptake blockers. The pharmacological approach to treatment of OCD is summarized in Table 12–27.

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TABLE 12–27. Pharmacological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder
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TABLE 12–28. Cognitive and behavioral approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder

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